We are an environmentally friendly charity and all the PCs and laptops that we supply or sell are donated by individuals or organisations when they upgrade.
Because we believe that our clients should be provided with high quality equipment, we can only take donations of laptops and desktop computers that have quad-core, i3, i5 or i7 processors. If you aren’t sure what kind of processor you have, please just give us a call or send us an email, and we’ll be happy to tell you if your machine is suitable for donation. We are happy to accept tablets, eBook readers and notebook computers as well.
We accept donated computers from individuals and from companies. If you have equipment which is surplus to your needs, please get in touch:
phone: 0131 476 1645
Wherever possible, we’ll ask you to deliver it to our premises in order to save our resources. However, if that’s not an option for you, we may be able to come and collect. Please note that we are not able to collect from outside the EH postcode area.
Pass IT On uses data shredding software to wipe hard drives of all data. We use HDShredder 4 Professional Edition which meets the HMG IS5 Enhanced security standards set by the British Government. If a hard drive is faulty and cannot be wiped, it is physically destroyed before being sent for recycling.
Any identifying labels are removed before the equipment is passed on, however we are unable to delete ultra violet marks.
WEEE [Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment] Regulations
In accordance with European legislation, Pass IT On is registered with SEPA [Scottish Environmental Protection Agency] for the repair and/or refurbishment of WEEE.
Before donated equipment is passed on, it is PAT tested for electrical safety.
NB: By donating equipment, you are confirming that you have read our IT Donor Policy (opens in a new window).
Currently we are looking for:
- laptops and PC base units with a quad core processor or faster
- Apple Macs up to 7 years old
- 19″ or larger flat screen monitors*
- digital cameras* – many of our clients are keen to take up digital photography. If you are disposing of older digital cameras, we’d be very happy to pass them on
*unfortunately we can only accept these items if they are in full working order as it’s not possible for us to repair them. We are no longer able to take printers or ink cartridges.
Other Computer Re-Use / Recycling Options
If your equipment doesn’t meet our minimum requirements, we suggest you try the following options:
Reusing IT provides high quality, professionally refurbished computers for reuse by families on low income and by overseas organisations working in education, health and agriculture.
Give it away
You can offer to give away unwanted goods on these websites:
- Freegle: www.ilovefreegleYou .org/explore/EdinburghFreegle
- Freecycle: www.groups.freecycle.org/group/FreecycleEdinburgh
Private individuals can take broken electrical equipment to their local Community Recycling Centre to be recycled. Check your local council website for more information.
Organisations have to comply with the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment [WEEE] Directive. You can find out more by reading the Disposal Guide for Businesses from the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.